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Church at Study

Sabbath, July 11, 2009

Theme: “Experiencing the Word of Life”

Opening Prayer

Song Service

Superintendent Remarks

Teacher’s Prayer

Lesson Study

Welcome

Mission Spotlight

Musical Selection

Offering

Investment

Closing Remarks/Prayer

Theme Text: “We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you
also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and
with the Son, Jesus Christ” ~1 John 1:3

Nurse on Duty: Monica Brewer / Ira Brown

Usher Leader: Bianca Duggins

*Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting at 7:30 p.m.*


Welcome to the First Church of Seventh-day Adventists, where
all are invited to worship God and fellowship in Jesus Name!

ATTENTION:
To submit news and announcements to the bulletin, please contact
Sheryl Harris-Watts at:

 Direct Number: 202.536.4036, 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., Mon. – Fri.


 24 Hour Voice Message and Fax Line: 202.521.4039
 Email: bulletin@fcsda.org

* Bulletin deadline for upcoming Sabbath is 6:00 p.m. Monday *

Happy Sabbath
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Board Meeting taking place Sunday, July 12th @ 11:00 am. All board
members are to be present.

Business Meeting taking place Wednesday, July 15th after Prayer Meeting.
All members are encouraged to attend.

Hospitality Ministry is Recruiting help -- Please call Monica Barnes.


Express your talents in this exciting Ministry.

The Cradle Roll Department is in need of volunteer teachers and


assistants. Those who are interested please contact Latoya ASAP at 240-246-
7031 or nakiella@yahoo.com.

Graduate School Dollars - The Education Committee has placed


information about graduate school funding on the table in the foyer.
Takoma Academy is accepting applications for the 2009-2010 school
year. The first day of school for 9th graders is Tuesday, August 18. All other
grades begin on August 20. All new students are invited to apply for Ability
Scholarships in the areas of sports, drama, music, writing, witnessing and
more. Auditions are being held at the school on Monday-Thursday, July 13-
16, 2009 from 6-8 p.m. For more information about TA, financial options or
the enhanced curriculum, call 301-434-4700 or visit the campus at 8120
Carroll Avenue in Takoma Park, Maryland.

UPCOMING EVENTS:
IN HIS NAME DANCE MINISTRY PRESENTS THE 4TH ANNUAL
"DANCING WITH ANGELS" @ 6PM AT THE FIRST CHURCH OF DC
WITH GUEST DANCE MINISTRIES: CHOOSEN VESSEL, TOTAL
PRAIZE, PURITY IN MOVEMENT, IN HIS STEPS, AND MORE!

Family Emphasis Day Service will be held on August 8, 2009. The day's
program is designed to help strenghten family bonds. You are sure to receive
a blessing! Please come and bring a "guest family." - Sis. Tricia Allard,
Family Life Director

Mark Your Calendar - Annual Church Outing will be held on Sunday,


August 9th. Fairland Recreational Park.

Women’s Ministries Save the Date: - The following special events are
being sponsored by your local, conference and division Women’s Ministries
departments. We encourage everyone to choose the event that best meets
your needs. Please check with your Women’s Ministry Leader for more
information on these events.

September 24-27, 2009 - NAD Women’s Ministries Conference “If the


Son Sets You Free, You Will Be Free Indeed “, Dallas, Texas.
October 10, 2009 - Washington Metro Area Young Women’s Retreat - “The
Change Begins with Us ”(Ages 13-18)
October 15-18, 2009 - AEC Women’s Ministries Retreat, Atlantic City, NJ

Save the Date - The First Church Family Retreat will be held October 16-
18, 2009. A payment plan has been set up to assist with the cost to families.
The cost is $95/adults and $65/children ages 4-12. Non-refundable deposits
are required to reserve your space; $10 dollar per person per family member
and $20 for singles. Please see Davenia Lea (202) 215-0031 or Tricia Allard
(202) 294-6491 for more information.
STEWARDSHIP CORNER:

Time: Which is the most important to us, time or eternity? Time is everything
for everyone. For without it there is no eternity for anyone.

Talent: And he will take your menservants, and your maidservants, and your
goodliest young men, and your asses, and put them to his work. (1 Sam. 8:16)
Will you allow Him to use you?

Treasure: "Every week you should lay by in some secure place five or ten
dollars not to be used up unless in case of sickness. With economy you may
place something at interest." (Ellen White, AH, 396.2)

DID YOU KNOW?

You can be a part of the FCSDA Online Community? Upload your videos or
photos, connect with other members, join a discussion, and so much more. Visit
www.fcsda.ning.com today!

Tithes & Offerings are conveniently and securely accepted online. Please visit
www.firstsdachurch.org and click on the “Online Giving” in the main
navigation.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT:


When Christ is the center of your focus, all else will come into proper
perspective.

We’re glad you came to join with us


In our worship time today
We hope that you have felt God’s love
In a new, refreshing way
For you’re so welcomed in this place
And we hope you’ll come again
To join with us in fellowship
And to make some special friends

by M.S.Lowndes
Jesus and the Children
Sick & Shut-In Members

Brother Laertes Gillis &


Sister Mary Singleton
Sister Betty Gillis
Hillhaven Assisted Living
1210 34th St., SE
3210 Powder Mill Rd., Apt. 202
Washington, DC 20019
Adelphi, MD 20783
Phone: 202.583.4552
Eda Hinds Sister Ena Taylor
2801 New Mexico Ave, NW, #709 423 Kennedy St., N.E.
Washington, DC 20007 Washington, DC 20011-2648
Phone: 202.965.2862 Phone: 202.588.1343

Sister Mae Montgomery Sister Mabel Wallace


4122 5th Street, NW 1434 18th Pl., SE, #202
Washington, DC 20011 Washington, DC 20020
Phone: (202) 291-0733 Phone: 202.678.2441

Brother Emerson Sharpe Sister Elizabeth Williams


2409 Jones Lane 1921 Hamlin St., NE
Wheaton, MD 20902 Washington, D.C. 20018
Phone: 310.933.6096 Phone: 202.526.2011

Elder Harold Singleton Brother Roland Yates


Hillhaven Assisted Living 5702 Longfellow Street
3210 Powder Mill Rd., #115 Riverdale, MD 20737
Adelphi, MD 20783 Phone: 301.277.2934

Altar of Prayer ~~ Please pray, without ceasing, for our sick, our shut-
in, our church family, for our immediate families, our youth, our
community, our city leaders, our national and international leaders,
and most of all, pray for world peace.
Staff Directory

Pastor: Dr. Mark A. McCleary


Youth Pastor: Elder Charles Richards
Office: 202.829.2075, ext. 11
Phone: 973.820.3224
Home: 301.890.2363
Email: charles.richards@fcsda.org
Email: pastor@fcsda.org

Head Deacon: Thomas Clark


First Elder: Rodney Malcolm
Home: 202.563.6394
Home: 202.362.3110
Cell: 202.380.8177
Email: elders@fcsda
Email: deacons@fcsda.org

Church Secretary: Church Clerk: Helen C. Williams


Office: 202.829.2075, ext. 10 Home: 202.291.9161
Email: secretary@fcsda.org Email: clerk@fcsda.org

Bible Instructor: Leslie Clark


Home: 202.723.0398
Email: discipleship@fcsda.org

CHURCH INFORMATION:
Church Office: 202.829.2075, 202.829.0932 or 202.829.0997

Fax Line: 202.723.5124

The deadline for bulletin submissions is 6:00 p.m. on Monday.

Ministry leader’s mailboxes are located in the mail center


in the conference room.

Prayer Patrol is asking the entire congregation to set


aside the first Monday of each Month to pray and fast.
Membership Assignment of Elders

From to Elder’s Name Phone


Neicole Abbot Linda Clark Ira Brown 301.847.9727
Marshavia Clark Kimberly Eddings Audrey Miller 240.751.4514
Rashennekia
Pamela Eghan Donna Harris 301.864.7702
Grimshaw
Dalmna Griswal Gail Jacobs Damien Gardner 202.486.3605
Donovan
Andrea James Terrence Longmore 240.293.6308
McFarlane
Gillian Lovlace Marion Mosley Arthur Wharton 202.593.5661
Samuel
Jamila Rawlings Rodney Malcolm 202.362.3110
Motamary
Roosevelt
Grace Simon Charles Johnson 667.7912
Rayford
Rhonda Simon Jessica Vines Milton Nicholas 202.409.4904

John Wagner Margaret Young Curla Walters 301.439.3021

Please note: If your name is on the church's roster and your address is current,
you have been assigned an elder. You should have received a church directory.
Please examine the chart included in this bulletin to find out who your elder is.
Compare the chart with the church directory and you will be able to identify
your personal elder. His or her number should be in the directory also. If you
need the assistance of an elder, please contact your personal elder. If you cannot
reach your personal elder you may contact the First Elder Rodney Malcolm.

LET US KNOW:

Name: __________________________________________________________
Street Address: __________________________________________________
City, State, Zip: _______________________ Phone: ____________________
Email: __________________________________________________________
Please check () appropriate box.

 Hospitalization  Bible Studies


 Shut In  New Resident
 Pastoral Visit  Other
TODAY’S SERMON:
Speaker: _____________________________________________________

Scriptures: _______________ _________________ _________________

Sermon Notes:
Prayer Chapel will be
held in the Sanctuary
15 minutes following the
Divine Service. Divine Hour
Sabbath, July 04, 2009

CELEBRATION IN ACKNOWLEDGING GOD


Processional………………..……….……….…Elders, Choir, Deacons/Deaconesses
Introit………………………..………………………………………..…Congregation
“Come Let Us Adore Him"
Affirmation of Faith………………..………………………...…….…...Congregation
Invocation………………….….….…..…………………..………Elder Donna Harris
Hymn of Worship & Praise………….……....….………………...…….Congregation
“Lead Me to Calvary”/No.317
Announcements…………………………….…………………………….……...Clerk
Welcome………………………..…..…………………………….…….Pastoral Staff
“The Jesus in Me Loves the Jesus in You”
Children’s Story……………………………..…………………….Michael McCleary
Baby Blessing……………………………………………...………….. Nasir Yankey

CELEBRATION IN WORSHIP
Praise & Devotion…………………...…….............................................Congregation
“The Lord Is With Us In This Place”
Intercessory Prayer……………….……………........…………………..Pastoral Staff
Tithes & Offerings………………….……...................…..……Elder Arthur Wharton

CELEBRATION IN GOD’S WORD


Special Music………………......................................................................Mass Choir
Sermonic Scripture……………….…………..………………..Elder Charles Johnson
Daniel 10:10-21
The Word Preached………………………..………….Pastor Mark A. McCleary
“Hope Amid the Hurts of Life”

CELEBRATION IN BENEDICTION
Benedictory Prayer………………....…………......………..….....Elder Donna Harris
Benedictory Hymn………….…...………….....…….…….…...……….Congregation
“God Be With You”/No. 65
Recessional………….……….……..…....……..Elders, Choir, Deacons/Deaconesses

Sunset Today: 8:34 p.m.


We Believe…
Jesus Christ, fully God and fully man, provides salvation and eternal life now. Galatians 2:20;
Hebrews 12:1,2; Philippians 2:5-8; I John 5:11-13.
There is one God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. II Corinthians 13:14; I Peter 1:2.
The Bible is the only rule of faith and practice. II Timothy 2:15; II Peter 1:19-21.
The Ten Commandments reveal God's will, sin, and reminds all their need of a savior. Genesis
3:17-19; Romans 5:12-15; Galatians 3:22-24.
The Seventh-day Sabbath, is a binding part of God’s unchanging and perpetual law, and has
been made for our holistic benefit. Exodus 20:8-11; Deutoronomy 5:12-15; Hebrews 4:9-11.

One who is justified by faith, God declares righteous on the ground of Jesus Christ's
substitutionary life and death. Romans 4:3-5; Galatians 3:7-11.
The fruit of the Gospel includes the new birth and progressive sanctification until glorification
at the day of Jesus Christ. John 3:1-7; Acts 2:37, 38; Romans 6:1-6.
God writes His law upon the hearts and minds of believers in Jesus. James 2:10-12; Hebrews
8:7-10.
One becomes a member of Jesus’ body, the Church, by faith. I Corinthians 12:13; Ephesians
2:13.
Participation in His body includes baptism, worship, the Lord's Supper and spiritual gifts.
Ephesians 4:8,11; Matthew 28:18-20; I Corinthians 11:23-29; Hebrews 10:22-25.
The Christian life is a personal relationship with Christ by committing oneself, time, talents,
possessions including (tithe and offerings), health, and influence. Malachi 3:8-12; Matthew
23:23; I Corinthians 3:16, 17; Deuteronomy 14:3-20.
The quality of life in this present world is enhacned by following the principles of health –
proper Nutrition, Exercise, Water, Sunlight, Temperance, fresh Air, Rest, and Trust in God. 1
Corinthinans 6:19-20; 1 Thessalonians 5:23.
Believers do not personally appear in judgment because Jesus, the mediator, presents them as
righteous in Himself. Romans 8:1-4; I John 2:1, 2.
Jesus’ literal, personal, visible, and imminent second coming is our blessed hope for
transitioning from a deterioirating world condition to the pristine purity of God’s gloriuos earth
made new. Titus 2:13, John 14:1-3.
The dead remain in their grave, unconscious to anything under the sun, until either the
resurection of life or condemnation. Ecclesiates 9:5,6; John 5:28,29; Revelations 20:10.
Believers receive immortality at Christ's return and the wicked eternal death at the Millenniums
end as the new earth becomes the saint's possession forever. John 14:1-3; Daniel 7:18,22,27;
Psalms 37:10, 11, 29: I Thessalonians 4:16, 17; 1.
Seventh-day Adventists are called to announce Christ's return to the world by proclaiming the
Gospel. Matthew 24:14; Acts 1:8; Revelations 10:8-11, 14:6-11.